Sherkaan - Indian Street Food

4.6
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42 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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Serving a seasonally rotating menu of Central and South Indian street food, Sherkaan combines the authentic flavors of India with contemporary cooking practices and everyday ingredients.

While our energetic space evokes the feel of old-world, urban India, our hope is that our modern plates and craft cocktails breathe new life into the country's diverse and flavorful cuisine. By removing some of the unfamiliarity associated with Indian food, we hope to create a fun, relaxed environment for all to enjoy!
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JA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Sherkaan is inventive, playful, and delicious. As someone with celiac disease, I appreciate the care they take to make my meal safe and enjoyable. I also love that they often have a dedicated fryer, so I can usually eat their delicious fried food!

BD
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! We loved everything we ordered. Drinks are different and great. And the food is on another level.

M
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great lunch with my family thanksgiving weekend! Food was freshly prepared and wonderfully flavorful.

e
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food! Good service, fun atmosphere. My new favorite spot!

DW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The drinks are great and are made individually but take a long time to arrive. Food is terrific.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

An excellent meal in a great setting. Very accommodating staff -

FG
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Super hip vibe, trendy decor, excellent menu, awesome drinks, delicious food. But be warned: everything’s very spicy and without proper warning. I love Indian food but this is spicy plus! Also hostess, food runners have poor customer service skills.

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food with unusual flavors. The menus is not just the familiar stuff.

p
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific restaurant to try delicious, creative plays on Indian dishes and inventive cocktails, in an artistic space.

J
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and very affordable. The restaurant itself is beautiful. My friends and I made a reservation for a table outside on a Saturday night, we were greeted by friendly staff and sat at a table immediately upon arrival. The location is a perfect balance of open yet intimate. Our waitress was attentive and patient with our many questions about the menu, as we werent very familiar with Indian cuisine. Great prices and great portions! The craft house cocktails were just as delicious. Definitely planning on returning soon with more friends!

WG
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was out of this world! I just wish it was closer to where I live.

AS
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Already recommended it friends and family! Great service! We will be back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was okay. Service was okay. Didn’t get the experience I hoped for.

GS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm Indian-American and grew up eating Indian food. This is the best Indian food I've ever had in any restaurant anywhere. I've lived in six countries and had Indian food in all the major cities - London, New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Singapore, SF - but THIS is the best I've had (apart from mom's kitchen). The menu is innovative and the chefs are constantly experimenting. The drinks are strong and creative. The concept of reimagining Indian classics and incorporating ingredients in a non-traditional way is absolutely brilliant. I've eaten here 3 times in two weeks and I cannot wait to go back again.

IF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome. My wife and I know Indian food, and usually we expect to find the standard fare, hopefully done well. Sherkaan takes familiar Indian dishes and adds delicious twists that both surprise and delight.

The night we visited, there was a group of Indian men who had come to New Haven from New York. They said that this was the best Indian food they had eaten outside of India.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, delicious food, adventurous cocktails, and a trendy setting. What else could you ask for? Bindaas!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was horrible tasted stale me and my son both unwell

C
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real Indian street food restaurant with a great bartenders.

N
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience! The menu is wonderfully funky, the service is awesome and the food is adventurous. Do not miss The Chaat Dog which is the star of the show.

JA
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've visited Sherkaan twice; once for dinner, and once for lunch. Both times the food and service were excellent. The portions are generous; I find that a dosa, salad, and chat is enough food for two people to share (if both people are drinking lassis).

As someone with celiac disease, I appreciated the fact that everything labeled "gluten free" on the menu was celiac-friendly: no cross-contamination. As someone who loves food, I also appreciated that everything I ordered was delicious!

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place - and if it ever stops raining the outdoor dining area will be great too!

P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good, different from the regular Indian dining experience. I really liked it, though. The Waitress was really helpful when it came to understanding the menu. She was great in fact. We will be back to enjoy the flavors of Indian Street Food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food. Great outdoor seating. Variety of food is remarkable.

v
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Server was friendly engaging and had great recommendations.
Some dishes were overcompensating with seasoning, including charcoal chicken. Vegetarian variant of biryani would be great.
Outdoor seating was wonderful.
Highly recommend

w
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It was our first time at this place. The location is great, with an outdoor option that's not on the street. Service was very good, but I don't think we made the best choice in food. On the good side, the squash dosa was terrific. The corn appetizer was very simple, but fresh. We weren't too happy with the lamb shank. The seasoning was off - too much cinnamon. We'll be back, and we hope to try more of the small dishes.

IC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails- recommend Law of the Jungle and Anga Ranga!! Also the vada pav sliders are amazing , so is the chaat dog ( we tried the vegetarian). The bhel puri is good too! Would try main course next time

MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you have any food allergies, this is the place to go. They take great care in preparing your food and the manager clarifies any specific needs once you have placed your order. That being said, the food is amazing, can’t wait to go back.

SS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A refreshing change to the robust South Asian food scene in New Haven with the focus on street food. The menu features some unique and tasty takes on traditional items. They were out of a few items when we went which was disappointing. The vegetarian options are plentiful on the menu and the servers were incredibly thoughtful about allergies and the specific food items we had ordered. The vada pav sliders, rose lemonade and roasted corn chat were particularly good! The decor and mural paintings inside are beautiful.

m
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Sherkaan is delicious! I went with a friend from India who liked the food, but said it was more of an Indian-fusion food rather than traditional Indian. I LOVED the smoked sweet potato samosas. They were delicious. The drinks are also very tasty as well. I will definitely be going back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I saw a piece in Good Morning CT about this restaurant and made a reservation with a friend. The indoor decor is gorgeous. We sat at a high-top table and although it was busy and active, we could speak comfortably to each other and felt the space between our tables and our neighbors’ was comfortable. The server, Smitty, was outstanding—attentive and friendly, but never overbearing. We loved the food and were pleased to have so many vegetarian selections to choose from. I look forward to my next visit.

LB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the food. It was fun to try dishes that were “nouveau Indian” that is, different than the standard chicken tikka masala. We did find the items we tried to be sweet, so for those who are trying to watch the sugar intake— be aware. The ambiance was fun and hip. The noise level was high, but I guess that’s standard for trendy restaurants. I will be back—I’m already Jonesing for the shepherd’ s dosa.

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Cool decor, interesting dishes and reasonable prices. The Dahi Puri and Bad Spud Frankie Roll we ordered were both a bit lacking in flavor. The Palak Paneer Dosa filling was tasty but the dosa could have been crisper. The Gobi Pakora was delicious! We'll definitely go back to try some of their other dishes.

H
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

The cauliflower 65 was fairly decent, but the bhel puri tasted like cardboard, which is quite the achievement considering that bhel puri can be made with a standard chaat masala. entrees were horrendous. The chefs clearly did not know what they were doing - there is no reason for butter chicken to taste like cinnamon and be absurdly sweet. The white server also tried to correct my pronunciation of gulab jamun (as an Indian person). The gulab jamun was dry, dense, and had no syrup. Completely wrong. I get artistic interpretation but it was inedible.

LF
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I was really excited to try this restaurant especially when I saw they had lamb shank on the menu. The ambiance was nice and the front of the house seated us promptly, but we did have reservations. The server was lack luster, and didn't know much about the food. I asked if the food that I was thinking about ordering was spicy because my 4 year old son was with me, and she said no. Well pretty much everything on the table was spicy except the rice and lamb shank. The lamb was tender but had no flavor. The butter chicken was spicy, for the shrimp n grits, the shrimp was dry and its not your typical grits. At the end of the meal the server brings the chip reader and has the audacity to select the 20% tip button. I think this was the most infuriating thing of all.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and service was great! I can’t wait to come back and try more dishes.

KC
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!!!! Loved everything about this place....the decor, the amount of people, the food, our aweesome waitress. Will definitely be back

e
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great ambience, delicious food, highly recommended!

NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch with my girlfriend during restaurant week. The Dahi Puri have a delicious blend of flavors, and the (mildly) sweet yogurt make them surprisingly refreshing to eat-these would be perfect to eat in a large group since each order comes with 6. The okra fries were also excellent-perfectly crunchy and flavored. The meat slides right of the bone of the Indo-Chinese pork ribs, which are flavored just enough by the tamarind treacle glaze. I’m so used to ribs being lathered in sauce that I found myself wanting a thicker layer of glaze, but this more reasonable application allows the meat and other seasonings to speak for themselves. The accompanying sesame naan was deliciously full and buttery. An absolute steal for $17 during restaurant week. Would definitely want to come back as a group to share many plates!

Also, their entire aesthetic is on point: bicycles and wire bulbs hang from the ceiling, while the turquoise and lavender accents brighten up the space. Everything from the glasses to the silverware is cool. Don’t forget to try the masala spice mix that comes with the table!

BT
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here with a couple of friends on a weeknight after class for restaurant week. The ambience was vibrant, but not too noisy. The Tiger Jungle cocktail was great, and it paired well with the various chaat dishes that we shared. Server was very attentive and made sure our dining experience was a good one.